About the Instructor
Michele obtained her clinical herbalism certificate from Kathleen Maier’s 3-year program in Charlottesville, VA. Instructors who have taught her, and who she believes have shaped who she is as an herbalist, include Kathleen Maier, Sam and Suchil Coffman, Matthew Wood, Margi Flint, Steven Horne, Rosemary Gladstar, Mimi Hernandez, Lorna Mauney-Brodek, K.P. Kalsa, Heather Wetzel, Phyllis Light, and Paul Bergner. Her practice is also influenced by Stephan Buhner, Michael Moore, David Hoffman, and the beautiful Juliette de Bairacli Levy. In addition to her herbalism education, Michele also has two Bachelor degrees in Health and Wellness, and in Complementary and Alternative Health.
She currently lives in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma with her three children and her husband and is reestablishing her herbal business, Wild Prairie Apothecary.
Modern life can leave kids feeling like they are in a tornado of stress, between social expectations, and the weight of school, family dynamics and schedules packed with after-school activities. Many kids can feel overwhelmed by the changing world, exhausted emotionally and may have a difficult time coming down from it.
Children can often feel social pressures more than adults, but may lack the skill set to decipher it yet, or to cope. In this class, we will explore a formulation that will offer a helping hand to ground and anchor them. Having herbal tools are helpful for children who may be transitioning to a new stressful summer camp or daycare situation while school is out for the summer.
This 2-hour workshop will also cover how to make a great summer bug-balm that your kids will love, won’t have any harmful ingredients in it, and will be your new go-to for the whole family as you step back into the outdoors!
Students will learn:
- Correct child dosages
- Creating a child-safe formulation without alcohol
- Nervine herbs for stress, exhaustion and mental over-stimulation
- Topical formulas for youth